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  • Reining in the surveillance state

    Reining in the surveillance state
    In a sign that the possibility of bipartisan cooperation in Congress is not completely dead, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have moved closer to a consensus on modifying the U.S. Patriot Act, which authorizes the government's secret spying program...
  • Community news: PNC faculty member bound for Turkmenistan

    PNC professor receives Fulbright award Tantatape Brahmasrene, professor of finance and international business at Purdue University North Central in Westville, has been selected for a Fulbright Senior Specialists project in Turkmenistan at International...
  • Wolf killed by vehicle in western Washington

    A wolf that was struck and killed by a vehicle in western Washington this week may provide the first verification that the animals have crossed the Cascade Range, an official for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday. Experts are...
  • House Benghazi panel gets State Department documents

    The House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, says it has received more than 4,000 pages of documents from a review board appointed by the State Department to investigate the attacks. The State Department says...
  • Increasing penalties for safety violations will save lives

    Increasing penalties for safety violations will save lives
    A page of history may well be worth a volume of logic. So here is a page of history about suffering and death on America's highways and one big reason why it is still happening today. In 1966, after intense press coverage of auto safety problems and of...
  • Ensure Obama has the ability to get the best deals

    Ensure Obama has the ability to get the best deals
    Soon after my first election to the Congress, I volunteered, as a Democrat, to help secure trade-negotiating authority for a Republican, the first President George Bush. I was a former trade negotiator for the United States. So I knew that every...
  • 5 things to know about trade as Senate debate begins

    President Barack Obama's bid for new trade agreements faces big tests in Congress this week, mostly from his fellow Democrats. Pro-trade senators must produce 60 votes Tuesday to begin debate on "fast track" authority that Obama seeks. It would let him...
  • Republican lawmakers urge court to block immigration expansion

    WASHINGTON More than 100 Republican members of Congress urged a federal appeals court Monday to block the Obama administration's sweeping new immigration policies such as deferred deportations. The 25 senators and 88 representatives told the U.S. Court...
  • Congress is pledged to offer coverage for all, no matter how the court rules

    If you like your coverage, you can keep your coverage. That's the pledge leading members of Congress are making to 6 million Americans at risk of losing their health insurance this year because of Obama administration actions. At issue is a case before...
  • GOP candidates divided over renewing USA Patriot Act

    Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the USA Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism. The political divide...
  • Cuban refugees could be blocked from returning home

    The U.S. welcomes thousands of Cubans each year as presumed refugees fleeing political repression, no questions asked. Yet many exploit the special treatment they receive by shuttling back and forth to the island that is allegedly persecuting them....